Mōhua (yellowhead) in the Eglinton Valley, Fiordland received a boost with the release of 80 birds transferred from Anchor Island in Dusky Sound.

The Mōhua Charitable Trust supported the transfer, working in partnership with the Department of Conservation (DoC) and Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka. On this trip, Ōraka Aparima whānau, John Roberts and his son, Jarden travelled as iwi representatives.

Lindsay Wilson, DoC principal ranger, said that in the early 2000s there were just 18 mōhua left in the Eglinton Valley area.  [Read more…]